Greater Bay Area(GBA)--Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.Including Hong Kong,Macao, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.Build the four central cities of Hong Kong, Macao, Guangzhou and Shenzhen as the core engine of regional development.

Intellectual property is the source power for GBA to move towards the future.In the "2021 global innovation index" released by the world intellectual property organization,the "Shenzhen-Hong Kong -Guangzhou" science and technology cluster ranks second in the world, and the GBA has become an important engine for the high-quality development of intellectual property in China.GBA will become a world leading intellectual property and technological innovation demonstration area.


  • In 2021, Guangdong continue to deepen intellectual property exchange and cooperation in GBA,356 cooperation projects have been carried out in total.
  • In 2021, Guangdong newly established national guidance center- Foshan branch for dealing with foreign-related intellectual property disputes,strengthen early warning of overseas intellectual property risks.
  • The intellectual property cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao is constantly deepening,
  • By 2020, there are 239 projects between Guangdong Hong Kong cooperationand 43 projects between Guangdong Macao cooperation have been completed.GBA will build a world-class intellectual property protection and trading system

Service in GBA

  • 1 Provide mutual recognition and interworking services of intellectual property in GBA;
  • 2 Provide cross-border transfer and transformation services of
  • 3 Provide one-stop services for intellectual property transaction and trading in GBA
  • 4 Provide one-stop services for intellectual property rights protection in GBA;


From 2016 to 2020, there are149,8400 invention patents were published in GBA, far more than the other three Bay areas, with a compound annual growth rate of 17.23%.

New patents are in a leading position in the world, In 2020 there are 365900 invention patents were published in GBA, 2.39 times than Tokyo Bay Area,5.73 times than the San Francisco Bay Area, 7.85 times than New York Bay Area.

In 2020, there were 28000 PCT international patent applications in 9 cities in GBA(mainland).It accounts for 39% of China, and the number of effective trademark registrations is 4.555 million, accounting for 15% of China.

In the field of intellectual property, Hong Kong and Macao have advanced innovation cultural foundation, and intellectual property protection is better. Shenzhen and Guangzhou have high-quality high-tech manufacturing bases,and are also the main positions of innovation institutions of universities and scientific research institutions in GBA.


  • China mainland
  • Hong Kong
  • Macao
  • Taiwan